Monthly Memo Newsletter | July 2018
ALS LOCAL NEWS
Rock County Fair Is Smashing Success
The Rock County 4H Fair took place Tuesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 29th in Janesville, Wisconsin. Library and system staff as well as family and friends banded together to promote Rock County library services. The weather was gorgeous and kids and adults flocked to the booth for temporary tattoos and stickers. The 30 seconds it takes to apply the tattoo were used to ask about summer reading and to pitch our new one-page guide to county library services.
Download our Digital Library Handout 8.5x11 (July 2018).pdf.
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to the many people who helped us fill the 36 shifts:
- Sandie Gilbert
Tina Breeze Wahlers
Kirsten Almo (x2)
- Jayme Anderson
Nicole Shum (x2)
Elizabeth Hough & Family
Tovah Anderson (x2)
- Chris Watson
- Michele Schnorr
- Hope Moccero
- Emily Moccero
- Ann Laidig
Don’t Forget About Trustee Training Week: Aug. 13-17
Registered for each session individually. Sessions will be recorded.
Monday, August 13: Orientation for New Library Board Trustees
Tuesday, August 14: Effective Boards Have Effective Meetings!
Wednesday, August 15: From Advocate to Activist
Thursday, August 16: Wisconsin Public Library Standards, 6th Edition for Trustees
Friday, August 17: Crafting Your Library’s Story with Data
Kids Construction Party Will Offer Sneak Peek of EFPL Construction Site
Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, WI will be hosting a construction party for kids ages 6-12 on Thursday, August 2 from 10-11 a.m. Vogel Brothers Building Co., the contractors responsible for the library’s addition and renovation, will be on hand with construction equipment offering children a driver’s seat experience, activities/games, and a tour of the library’s addition if construction activities allow.
OverDrive Unlimited & Instantaneous Book Selections Popular Throughout ALS
Big Library Read: Adults
Arrowhead library system had 67 OverDrive users check out the Big Library Read selection, “Cowboy Pride” by Lacy Williams, between July 9th and 23rd. The Big Library Read selection was available instantaneously to an unlimited number of patrons during the promotional time frame.
Big Library Read: Young Adults
Now, OverDrive is gearing up to host a juvenile/young adult version of the Big Library Read this coming October. Cast your vote now to determine what the community read will be–voting is open until August 2, 2018.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary
Upcoming Outreach & Networking Events
- PR Workshop hosted by Bridges Library System & Waukesha County (July 31, 9:00 a.m.)
- Leading with Compassion Webinar (August 2, 10:00 a.m.)
- Wisconsin Library Systems Marketing Cohort Meeting (August 8)
- Rock County Senior Fair & Smartphones 101 Session (September 14, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.)
- Rock County Community Baby Shower (October 10, 4:00–6:00 p.m.)
Job Openings at Member Libraries
Library Assistant – Part Time
Beloit Public Library
To apply, submit an application by August 10. For more information, visit the employment page of BPL’s website.
May 2018 Circulation Statistics
Total Circulations in June 2018
- <p>121,910 Traditional Circulations</p> 91% 91%
- <p>9,424 OverDrive/Libby Circulations</p> 7% 7%
- <p>2,504 Hoopla Digital Circulations</p> 2% 2%
What’s happening right now?
- PRELIMINARY FRAMEWORK MODELS
Preliminary Framework Models have been released by the Steering Committee and Core Recommendation Collaborators. Your feedback is needed. Frameworks and feedback survey can be found here.
- INTERPRETIVE TOOLS FOR MODELS
Frameworks, a model comparison tool, and introductory document
- MODEL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
The documents that were reviewed at the July Model Development Summit are posted.
Visit the PLSR Updates Page for the latest news on the process, milestones, and next steps.